Tuesday, October 10, 2006


Cebu time warped to the 80's, looking around i found myself surrounded by oversized shirts, leggings, skinny jeans and disco lights.

Timezone, Ayala Center Cebu ---> just the disco lights but no skinny jeans in sight! whew!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006


Cebu is famous for handcrafted guitars with inlaid shells which can be compared to the best in the world. You can find these craftsmen in Maribago, Mactan island but if you're a regular here in Cebu, you will spy some of them in Lapu- Lapu City. Shown here is a bar owner's collection. The owner makes custom guitars called HARANA - mind you, not very cheap guitar but its worth your money.

Sunday, October 01, 2006


Finally, its October!

Its the time of the year -- season's huge sale, midnight madness, outdoor bazaars, colder nights, twinkling lights and yes, Oktoberfest! Party time all over the country!

October wouldn't be complete without this popular beer-drinking festival. Though this year, it actually started last September 17, it is only during this month that the festival climax into a one big party. With the large influx of European expats and tourists here in Cebu, almost all hotels and smaller breweries have their own version including bringing in authentic Bavarian musicians. Other restaurants and bars put up their own big tents and adopted Oktoberfest Pinoy-style and extended it to a month long festival. Instead of sausages and sauerkraut, we have grilled pork belly, chorizos, pork and chicken barbecues, tuna, blue marlin, calamares, etc with the local version of sauerkraut- achara - a bit more sweet than sour taste.

Shown here is San Mig Light, a light lager with less alcohol and well, calories (hence the name Light) the choice beer of twenties to forties age group here in the Philippines. Its " refreshingly flavorsome, smooth, less filling light beer with a calorie content of 80 per serving. With well balanced bitterness and foam that exhibits a finely beaded lace." - its on the label.

San Miguel Corporation beer products are known worldwide as it is also exported to other countries. It is the largest publicly listed food beverage and packaging company in the Philippines. Founded in 1890 as a brewery, the company has over 100 facilities in the Philippines, Southeast Asia, China and Australia. Yes, there's also a company and brand in Spain (Maybe a bit of help from our friends in Spain, anyone?), and another one in Scotland. Same brand but different taste. They said the best tasting San Mig Beer is from the Philippines. And i absolutely agree.

If there is one good thing Filipinos have done for the world, its San Miguel Beer... Proudly Philippine made.

All right, brain, I don't like you and you don't like me - so let's just do this and I'll get back to killing you with beer. -- Homer Simpson

You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. -- Frank Zappa

If you ever reach total enlightenment while drinking beer, I bet it makes beer shoot out your nose. -- Deep Thought, Jack Handy